23% of Americans Made New Year’s Resolutions
If there was a cranky old-schooler at your New Year’s toast . . . it probably wouldn’t surprise you to hear that they didn’t bother making a New Year’s resolution.
According to a new poll, 23% of Americans made resolutions this year, and younger people were FAR more likely to make them. 40% of adults under 30 made resolutions to improve themselves . . . while only 14% of those 65 and older did it.
Nearly 80% of Americans making resolutions say they’re at least somewhat confident they’ll be able to keep them. Which is ironic . . . because according to another survey, nearly 80% of resolutions FAIL.
Studies show a new habit can take an average of 66 days to be established . . . so how DO you make resolutions stick?
Some suggestions include: Starting small and manageable with your goals . . . writing them down and making them visible . . . celebrating small wins as you go . . . and “habit stacking,” like saying you’ll meditate for two minutes after you pour your first cup of coffee each day.